Kimmy’s Garage would like to highlight John Schaeffer and his car, Silver Juice!
John Schaeffer’s need for speed isn’t slowing down anytime soon! With his 99 Camaro Z28 full street legal car, John’s racing schedule and continued upgrades to the car are full speed ahead!
His car, appropriately named Silver Juice based on its silver sheen, is fully equipped with a Dart Ls Next from Mike Lough Racing Engines. Diamond Pistons came on board last year and John and his team are currently testing the LSK pistons that are a great off-the-shelf-piston, paired with a Cam motion cam and Mast Cathedral heads to drive air from the F1X Procharger to maximize the power. The suspension is UMI full suspension with a Midwest Chassis Torque arm and AFCO race shocks on all 4 corners to drive the cars 1.17 60fts. Last but not least, in order to achieve ‘lightning fast stopping power’ on the car, John proudly has Aerospace Brakes installed all around his car.
“The Aerospace shifter has been a game changer for me”, John shared. The short shifting stroke and having it wired to the ECU to shift at the optimum RPM gives John the extra edge when beating the competition on close races. His family was also relieved he installed Aerospace brakes, considering his chute didn’t deploy during a run, but thankfully he was able to stop with no issues.
“I trust Aerospace Brakes every time I pull up to the tree to release the trans brake on my Pro Eliminator shifter!”
John and his team are thrilled with the new upgrades on the car this year; including titanium valves, Procharger Volute, Firecore wires, PTC Stall, and AEM wide bands for better tuning capability. With all of these upgrades complete, John is expecting to see 4.5xs out of the car this year on a 275 drag radial.
His ultimate goal this year is to win some big upcoming races! John has his sight set on hitting 4.60s in the car and getting the 60ft down to the 1.10 range. They’re running the X275 series and will look at doing the Street Outlaw class at Indy, which is similar to the X275 class they currently run now. Another goal for John? To complete in the NMCA races & get in the Aerospace Component’s Winners Circle!!
With a packed racing schedule ahead of John and his team, including the upcoming No Prep Street Car Showdown on June 30th at Ozark Raceway Park, he is prepared and ready to continue his streak and strive for victory!
We wish John and his team the best of luck for the remainder of the racing year!
Congratulations on Runner Up Holley LS FEST 2019 !!!! So Awesome,John
Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature Matt Rose and the Rose Racing team on today’s blog!
Rose Racing’s Favorite Products:
- S/Street Cuda uses Aerospace big block Chrysler vacuum pump kit , rear drag race brake kit and Aerospace brake pads on front and rear brakes. AC-DR97 and AC-HPPL
- F/Stock Duster uses Aerospace drag race brake kits on front and rear
- S/Comp dragster uses Aerospace brake pads on rear and Big block Chrysler vacuum pump kit.
We also carry a spare shorty tailshaft roller bearing AC-215.
Most recently, the Rose Racing Team loaded up and headed 600 miles west to Denver, CO for the first (of six) NHRA Lucas Oil Division 5 Series event! Denver offers the Rose Racing Team a unique opportunity for tuning race cars that typically run at a “corrected” altitude of 1500’. Since there is less oxygen available, the cars run slower. Matt’s Super Comp dragster typically runs on a 8.90 second index.
At Denver, his index is adjusted to 9.50! Subsequently, Chuck’s Stock Eliminator ’72 Duster index is adjusted from 11.85 to 12.60 seconds. Regardless of the challenging environment, it’s a favorite stop nonetheless for the team, as Bandimere Speedway happens to be one of the most beautiful dragstrips in the country. It’s built into the side of the mountain just off C-470 in Morrison, Colorado, where the other side of the mountain is the infamous Red Rocks Ampitheather.
Be sure to catch the Rose Racing Team at one of these events in 2019!
May 4-5 NHRA National Open Division 5 Topeka, KS
June 14-15 NHRA Lucas Oil Div 5 Event Denver, CO
July 6-7 Midwest Stock/SS Shootout Marion, SD
July 25-26 NHRA Lucas Oil Div 5 Event Topeka, KS
July 27-28 NHRA Lucas Oil Div 5 Event Topeka, KS
Aug 10-11 NHRA Lucas Oil Div 5 Event Brainerd, MN
Sept 6-8 NHRA Lucas Oil Div 5 Event Earlville, IA
Sept 14-15 Midwest Stock/SS Shootout Marion, SD
Sept 20-22 NHRA Lucas Oil Div 5 Event Great Bend, KS
Oct 4-6 NHRA Lucas Oil Div 3 Event St. Louis, MO
Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature Michael and Keith Ciborowski on today’s blog!
Racing has been in Keith’s blood from an early age, when his father Michael would bring him to all kinds of races growing up. “Dad brought me all over the place racing as a kid and after a few bolt on upgrades I got the itch bad. That snowballed into what it is now. A 7 second turbo coyote ’03 cobra” Keith states.
Keith has a 2003 Mustang Cobra, bought in 2013. “I always loved the dark shadow grey ’03 Cobras, so when the time was right I bought one. It took me about 3 years to build it, with the help of dad” says Keith. This past year was the first year they’ve had it done. Keith went a best of 7.57 @187mph this year in street trim. Finished runner up at NMRA Bowling Green in the Turbo Coyote Shootout and made it to the Semi-Finals in the King of the 4V class at ModNationals!
Keith talks more about the products he uses, “I have Aerospace brakes on all 4 corners of this car and I love them. I originally bought the front kit for the ’94-04 cars, but later decided to switch to a foxbody setup to utilize the Aerospace hubs. When I switched to the foxbody front spindles, I used Racecraft drop spindles and was in need of them to be drilled and tapped and caliper brackets made for them. I shipped the spindles to you guys and within a week received them back with caliper brackets and all the hardware I needed to bolt them right on, customer service has been A+ for me!”
The original front Aerospace brakes Keith purchased for the car wound up on a project car of him and his Dad’s. An 83’ Mercury Capri that they coyote swapped with the stock motor out of his 2014 GT. The Capri utilizes Aerospace components brakes on all four corners as well.
Michael’s car is a 2014 GT which he purchased off Craigslist in 2014 from a guy who won the car in a raffle! The car had 400 miles when he brought it home. Slowly his car transformed into a track car, with his goals being set on the new NMRA Limited Street category. In the winter of 2017/2018 they swapped out the stock motor for an RGR built longblock and a variety of go-fast goodies in order to compete in Limited Street. His car also had Aerospace Components brakes on all 4 corners.
Their goal for the 2018 season was to finish in the top 10 in points. After struggling with new setup bugs the first 3 races and dropping the motor back into the car at 11:00pm, the Monday night before Ohio, they found ourselves in the #1 qualifier spot and ultimately in the winners circle at the Ohio event. Joliet saw them qualify 2nd and finish runner up!
“Coming into Bowling Green, we had no idea we could steal the championship, however working our way through eliminations, we came out of Bowling Green with the event win and the 2018 NMRA Limited Street World Champion. 2018 was extremely good to us, all the hard work, time and energy paid off in a big way. And it couldn’t have been done without the support of Aerospace and everyone that has had a hand in both our racing programs” says Keith and Michael,
We look forward now to the 2019 racing season. The first NMRA race is February 28th – March 3rd at Bradenton Motorsports Park,Florida. We’re hoping to grab our win there and celebrate in the Aerospace Components winner’s circle once again!
Kimmy’s Garage would like to feature Mike Bagley on today’s blog!
Mike Bagley began his powerful racing career in the early 1980’s. Through the years, his prized possessions included a ’67 GTO, ’68 Camaro, ’68 Chevelle and a 1969 Alston Chassis Camaro. With each car, Mike has taken it to the next level. Specifically, his ’69 Camaro achieved a track championship @ Bunker Hill Drag strip in the Super Pro Class and an even bigger win for the Championship at the 1992 NHRA Division 3 Super Pro Championship at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Later in the 90’s, he purchased a record holding A/ED rolling dragster, in which Mike set a Blown BBC 502 cubic inch engine for a power plant which ran in the low to mid 4 seconds in the 1/8 mile.
Mike and his team began running the Jegs Super Quick Series in 2000 and have been running the series ever since. They have raced in a few NHRA Division 3 Top Dragster events and have achieved great success with it! Running the Jegs Super Quick series brought the team incredible results over the last 17 years — with multiple Super Quick Shootout Titles and Jegs Super Quick wins, as well as multiple Top Ten finishes through out the years.
In December of 2017, Mike decided to sell his Dragster and purchased a ’63 Split Window Corvette, which at the time was only a chassis and body. Over the following six months, the chassis, interior, and body were professionally completed and then it was onto the paint shop for a top notch House of Color Cobalt Blue finish.
Mike received the car back less motor & transmission. Mike’s Crew Chief, Todd Hill, assisted with the installation of the final components of the Vette, which also included Aerospace Components Lightweight Powerglide Shifter & Shifter Cable Bell Crank, both of which are top of the line products!
“The installation of the Aerospace Components products were easy to follow with great detailed instructions!”, Mike shared.
For 2019, Mike will be using Aerospace Components’ Crank Trigger to assist the MSD grid being installed. The Vette has shown consistency in the short period of time they’ve been running it and — with the superior parts from Aerospace Components — Mike and his team look forward to a successful 2019 full season running in the Top Sportsman & Jegs Super Quick & Quick 8 series!
Mike would like to thank all who support Bagley & Hill Motorsports: including Aerospace Components, Executive Airport Limo Service and special shout out to Mike’s crew chief “Todd Hill” and Mindy Sikora, who keeps the team running at top speed!